Valaris (OTCMKTS: DOFSQ) is one of 28 public companies in the “Drilling oil & gas wells” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Valaris to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Valaris and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valaris 0 0 0 0 N/A
Valaris Competitors 874 2316 1931 78 2.23

As a group, “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies have a potential upside of 36.58%. Given Valaris’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Valaris has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Valaris and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valaris -122.85% -14.06% -7.01%
Valaris Competitors -85.03% -17.93% -6.54%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Valaris and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Valaris $980.64 million -$357.21 million -0.08
Valaris Competitors $1.09 billion -$286.58 million 0.69

Valaris’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Valaris. Valaris is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.4% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Valaris shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of shares of all “Drilling oil & gas wells” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Valaris competitors beat Valaris on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Valaris Company Profile

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide. The company operates a fleet of 15 offshore drilling rigs, including 4 drillships and 11 semisubmersible rigs. It serves independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. is a subsidiary of Loews Corporation. On April 26, 2020, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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